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Cataracts: Will I See More Clearly?

Do you wake up in the morning to find that you don’t see the day as well as you used to? Perhaps you go about your day looking at people’s hazy faces and wonder if it was always this way. Chances are, you could have cataracts clouding your eyes and vision. Cataracts are a common […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2019
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A Closer Look at Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the most common conditions that affect our eyes. A cataract is the clouding of the lens in the eye, which develops from a buildup of proteins. They can occur in one or both eyes, and are typically caused by age-related changes in the eye. Causes of Cataracts While most cases of […]

  • Posted on: Jan 17 2015
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Sight-Saving Tips for Seniors

You may not realize it, but one in six Americans over the age of 65 are living with some form of visual impairment that is unable to be corrected through the use of glasses or contact lenses. This visual impairment commonly leads to a loss of independence in seniors, as they are unable to engage […]

  • Posted on: Sep 29 2014
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June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common eye disease that causes cloudiness in the eye’s natural lens. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, it’s important to take some time to learn about this condition that affects millions of Americana. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about this disease. What causes cataracts? There isn’t a single […]

  • Posted on: Sep 25 2014
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What You Need to Know about Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a slow forming, painless condition that can cause loss of vision and potentially, blindness. At first, cataracts may be treated with stronger glasses. However cataracts cannot heal on their own and will eventually require surgery. Cataract surgery is quick, safe, and can have a life-changing effect on patients. A cataract is the term […]

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2014
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The Link between UV Radiation and Eye Health

Summer is on its way, which means more time spent outdoors and more exposure to the sun!  While you may know about the damaging effects the sun’s ultraviolet rays can have on the skin, many aren’t aware of the toll it can take on our eyes.  While short-term exposure to UV radiation can cause eye […]

  • Posted on: May 2 2013
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  • Posted on Jan 15, 2020
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Is pink eye dangerous or damaging if left untreated?

  • Posted on Dec 15, 2019
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